At least 12 passengers of a commercial bus have been rescued after the bus they boarded veered off its lane and skidded into the canal at Cement bus stop on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.

According to eyewitnesses, the incident happened on Sunday evening, July 10 due to the driver of the commercial bus reckless driving.

The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the incident to newsmen said the victims were 7 males and five females who were all taken to the hospital.

“Upon arrival at the scene, an accident involving a commercial bus (varagon) with unknown registration number and a Camry car with registration number BDG 963BT were encountered at the scene.

“Further information gathered at the scene revealed that the accident occurred as a result of reckless driving from the commercial bus driver which led to the falling off of the commercial bus into the canal.

“The 12 ( 7 male and 5 female injured passengers have been rescued and taken to the hospital,” as he said.

 

 

 

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